Tester found A very critical bug in DB testing. DB testing was out of scope. He started by himself and found a critical bug. How should I write an appreciation mail?

  • I would talk to him directly and devote some more time to him than just writing an email.
    – dzieciou
    May 1, 2016 at 18:36
  • Thank you for suggestion. But what i can write in appreciation mail.that will be effective for his appraisal ;.
    – user18077
    May 1, 2016 at 18:42
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    What is your relationship with this tester? Are you the boss? A developer? Another tester co-worker? May 1, 2016 at 19:06
  • It is not about QA but about work relationships. Better asked at workplace.stackexchange.com May 2, 2016 at 12:26
  • As test lead i want to give appreciation mail.
    – user18077
    May 2, 2016 at 17:43

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Assuming that you're mentoring the Tester whom you want to appreciate for his work the email would be like as below:-

Thanks for improving the value of our product by finding this XX critical Bug. Thank you for taking initiative and going beyond the scope in your testing. We encourage your Out of the box nature and heartfully appreciate your efforts and wish to see more from good work from you.

As a token of appreciation for your great work we have decided to change your Job title and increase your salary by xxxx.


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